A. Anagnostou, I. Mollas, G. Tsoumakas (2018) Hatebusters: A Web Application for Actively Reporting YouTube Hate Speech, Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI ECAI 2018), Stockholm, Sweden, July 13-19, 2018

Author(s): A. Anagnostou, I. Mollas, G. Tsoumakas



Abstract: Hatebusters is a web application for actively reporting YouTube hate speech, aiming to establish an online community of volunteer citizens. Hatebusters searches YouTube for videos with potentially hateful comments, scores their comments with a classifier trained on human-annotated data and presents users those comments with the highest probability of being hate speech. It also employs gamification elements, such as achievements and leaderboards, to drive user engagement.